The Old Dairy

Herne near Herne Bay, South of England (Ref. 3975)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
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The property

A detached former dairy, situated in the grounds of the owners' home, offering accommodation set over the ground floor, in the village of Herne, near the coastal resort of Herne Bay, sandwiched between Whitstable and Margate. This charming, one-bedroom Herne Bay cottage is well equipped, with modern furnishing, a vaulted ceiling in the sitting room, a bright double bedroom, a stylish shower room and, outside, a decking area suitable for alfresco dining. Within short walking distance of this Herne Bay cottage you will find a post office with store, and two public houses. Herne Bay offers two miles of seafront with ice cream parlours, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and colourful beach huts. Nearby Whitstable is renowned for its beautiful freshly-caught oysters, served in the local restaurants and pubs, one set right on the beach, along with a harbour fish market. The town has narrow back streets, interesting independent craft and gift shops, galleries, delicatessens and tea rooms.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


Electric heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of owner's washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books/DVD/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Shared use of the owner's garden with own decked area and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Beach 30 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “The Old Dairy”
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    • “Everything was excellent and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We had great holiday, a fantastic base for exploring northern Kent”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Very welcoming owners and great base for exploring Kent”
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    • “We used this place as a base to go out on day and half day trips arourd Kent.The old dairy was just right for the two of us,we used the decked area to sit out on for meals and just to relax.The accomodation was very clean and well equipped for two people. The village shop has the basics (wine,food,papers ETC).There are two pubs in the village,neither do food .We found some good places to eat in Herne bay and Whitstable.We used the bus to go to Canterburry and back,didn,t cost very much more than the car park would have cost for the day. Kent has lots of small town that are full of history ,well worth a visit, we intend to use the old dairy again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Worcester, October 2013

    • “Very good location”
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    • “Very nice owners who live next door. An excellent free house 2 minutes walk away the Butchers arms is a must if you like real ale. the old dairy is well located for the attractions of Canterbury and Whitstable. we enjoyed our stay.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bury, August 2013

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    • “Lovely comfortable accommodation, very welcoming on arrival . This property was a very good base for touring around the area. We chose to use our car as we like to explore and find new places. If however you don't want to use your car then there is a very good bus service.”

    Mrs Holmes, Chesterfield, June 2014

    • “Excellent weather for a start, good position of cottage for the use of the very good bus service to visit many places. Very welcoming and friendly owners with helpful suggestions.”

    Mr Brauns, Newcastle Upon Tyne, June 2014

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About the location


Whitstable 6 miles; Margate 12 miles; Canterbury 6 miles.

Herne is a small village within walking distance of the traditional Kent coastal resort of Herne Bay, which offers 2 miles of splendid seafront frequented by water sports enthusiast including rowers, yachtsmen and jet ski riders, and by those who simply enjoy walking along the beach with its colourful beach huts. Throughout the year the town enjoys summer concerts, continental markets, carnivals, car shows and the Herne Bay Festival. Whitstable is 6 miles away, famous for its Oyster fishing boats, local harbour, fish market, maritime history and wide choice of excellent cafes, restaurants and independent shopping. Margate, 12 miles away, is a vibrant and traditional seaside town with attractions including donkey rides and an attractive harbour. The cosmopolitan city of Canterbury is 6 miles away, with oldest cathedral in England and a wealth of historic buildings which can be enjoyed whilst walking one of its many walking trails and a shopping centre with unusual shops and good eateries.

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